Weight loss & energy food tip here – and this food is ch-ch-ch-Cheap!
If you saw my natural energy drink “Chia Fresca” recipe video, you’ll know I’ve been lovin’ my Chia Seeds for a while now.
Used for centuries by native Central Americans, Chia seeds were considered a powerful energy food and provide excellent nutrition.
Filled with detox-supportive fiber, chia seeds, which look like little grey, tan or black poppy seeds, provide the best plant source of those fabulous Omega-3s that protect your heart,brain, skin and joint health.
Plus, all that fiber is GREAT for diabetics who need to stabilize their blood sugar and lose weight. Do you think Paula Deen knows about chia seeds? If you know her, send her this recipe – I’d love to be on her show!
(*The extra cinnamon in this recipe helps balance blood sugar levels even more – one of those super ingredients diabetics and border-line diabetics should be using!)
Soak these seeds in liquid for 15+ minutes, and they begin to gel and soften, providing an excellent slow-moving fiber and protein, which helps you feel full and reduces appetite.
Chia also contains protein, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, antioxidants, niacin, and zinc.
Now you can enjoy these ancient seeds as a delicious dessert any time - and this recipe only takes about 20 minutes to make!
Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut & Vanilla
2 cups coconut, rice, or hemp milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup or maple syrup
pinch sea salt
¼ cup chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Heat the milk over medium in a small saucepan.
- Whisk in the vanilla, brown rice syrup and sea salt.
- Once the milk is almost to a simmer, whisk in the chia seeds and cinnamon. Remove from heat and set aside for 15 minutes, or until the mixture gels up to a tapioca consistency.
- Serve warm, at room temperature, or cool in the refrigerator. Serves 2-3.